Site files DMCA takedown notice on blog it plagiarized

Stories about a disgraced researcher get pulled by WordPress.

A crazy story came to light after a DMCA takedown notice last week.  The story involves falsified medical research, plagiarism, and legal threats.  The site, Retraction Watch has followed the implosion of a Duke cancer researcher’s career (among the many other issues they follow), found a lot of its articles on the topic pulled by WordPress, its host.  Why did this happen?  It turns out that a small site in India copied all of the posts and claimed them as their own.  They then filed a DMCA takedown notice to get the original posts pulled from their source.  The original posts are still missing as their actual owners seek to have them restored.

 

 

 

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